Muir Creek fire reaching mop-up stage

Vancouver Island’s lone wildfire at Muir Creek, about 27 kilometres northwest of Sooke, will be in the final mop-up stage over the next few days.

It is now holding in size at about a hectare, said Coastal Fire Centre information assistant Bryan Zandberg.

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A Friday morning patrol had located a couple of hot spots that had to be dealt with, he said.

The fire was first reported July 16 and is suspected to be human-caused.

The blaze is in a remote location and is not deemed to pose a threat to homes or infrastructure.

jbell@timescolonist.com

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